As a designer you must constantly be learning to remain relevent. Software is always changing; trends change. So there are a few tools to help you along the way. We have compiled our top favorites. Nothing ground breaking here, but if used effectively it will save you hours of wasted effort.
1) Adobe Color CC
Adobe Color CC, formerly know as Adobe Kuler, allows you to generate color schemes and use them seamlessly in your Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator projects. That doesn't mean you have to have an Adobe account. You can get inspiration on your color scheme by importing a photograph or from the "explore" tab. Then take the RGB or HEX codes of the specific colors you want to use.
Built by a web designer for web designers, 0to255 is a simple tool where you can select the color you want and get a range of colors optimized for web design. Even if your not a web designer, this is the best resource for viewing many variations of the same color.
3) What the Font
When trying to match a unknown font, this may be the tool that saves the day. Simply submit a photo of the font and find the closest match in their database.
Everybody loves clean vector icons, but it's not always feasible to take the time to draw every new icon you need. That's why there is Icomoon, an icon management tool for perfectionists.
5) 1001 Fonts, dafont, Font Squirrel
Who doesn't like free fonts? I'm sure this is not new to anyone, but it's good to know the different free font sites out there so that you can keep up with what is new and fresh.
A quick and easy way to create a placeholder image on mockups or wireframes. Don't waste time you don't have to.
"Placeit was created to showcase your designs in beautiful, realistic environments." From imac, iphone and tablets. Placeit has a wide selection of images and videos that allow you to create your own marketing project.